"It would be useless to list the superlative technique of this musician who has his consecration in Paganini's piece. What amazes in Repin is the lightness and power of the sound at the same time, which can remain full-bodied even in the whispered passages, in the impalpable pianissimo of the Concerto for violin and orchestra n. 1 in D major op. 19 (1917) by Sergej Prokof'ev (1891-1953) proposed at the beginning. The Stradivari 'Rode' of 1743 elegantly draws the volutes of the first movement (Andantino)...."
talking of Award winners, though from previous years, the ever-wonderful Pavel Haas Quartet adds another composer to their magnificent catalogue - Shostakovich and three of his quartets.